Birth Doulas – An Essential Presence in Modern Maternity Care
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Birth Doulas – An Essential Presence in Modern Maternity Care

Birth Doulas – An Essential Presence in Modern Maternity Care By Ana Paula Markel Photo by Ron Hamad  In his last visit to Los Angeles, Dr. Michel Odent spoke beautifully about birth professionals having the ability to be bilingual. What an amazing concept! Doulas are bilingual. The role of the birthing doula gained popularity from…

What Exactly Is Mindful Parenting Anyway?
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What Exactly Is Mindful Parenting Anyway?

What does it mean to parent mindfully? There are many definitions on mindful parenting, and while they are indeed valid, I often feel they end up sounding vague. For example, “Parenting mindfully means parenting consciously with awareness of what the present moment requires.” Now while this certainly is true, what exactly does this mean? Another…

2015 Pregnancy Awareness Month Recap
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2015 Pregnancy Awareness Month Recap

Another Pregnancy Awareness Month has officially come to a close. Excuse us while we wipe away a few tears. Sniff, sniff. We were honored to be able to share so many wonderful pieces of advice and tips from the amazing experts who contributed to each of our focus topics, Education, Nurture, Exercise and Nutrition. Hopefully…

More of our Finds at Last Week’s ABC Show for Baby Gear & Stuff
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More of our Finds at Last Week’s ABC Show for Baby Gear & Stuff

j Thule baby carrier for bike As promised, some more of our fav sneak peeks from last week’s HUGE baby gear and stuff show in Las Vegas, ABC.  It was an exhausting and exhilarating week, walking the show, seeing old friends, and making new ones.  Here are some pics of what stood out to our…

Sneak Peak of New Baby Gear Showing at ABC Kids Expo
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Sneak Peak of New Baby Gear Showing at ABC Kids Expo

Each October practically every baby gear/food/product company in America (and some international) gathers, along with pregnancy and baby magazines, to display their merchandise.  It is typically THE time of the year where they launch new products or reveal future launches.  Most of all the Mom Bloggers are at the show too, as are Mommy Clubs,…

Keeping Your Little Ones Safe While You Are On The Road
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Keeping Your Little Ones Safe While You Are On The Road

With Baby Safety Month here and Child Passenger Safety Week quickly approaching (Sept. 14-20), Sarah Tilton, Britax Child Passenger Safety Advocacy Manager, wants to make sure parents are well informed of the best ways to keep children safe on the road. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for kids ages one through…

How can YOU have a PAM Party or Event in your town?
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How can YOU have a PAM Party or Event in your town?

For a few years now, there have been these events, celebrate mama!, that happen in local communities. Celebrate mama weaves together all the best resources for moms, connects organizations that cater to moms and families, and do it in a lively and unique setting. Celebrate mama! was founded by a mom who wanted to give…

Nourishing a Flourishing Pregnancy
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Nourishing a Flourishing Pregnancy

Courtesy Getty Images, all rights reserved Just as a strong and beautiful tree growing in ideal conditions will produce the healthiest fruits, a woman whose nutritional needs are met completely during pregnancy will significantly lessen the potential for complications and interventions throughout the gestational and delivery process. The importance of proper nutrition during this time…

A How To for Breastfeeding in a Carrier
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A How To for Breastfeeding in a Carrier

August being about all things breastfeeding, a few different times during the month we recommended nursing in a carrier. The Pump Station & Nurtury’s Corky Harvey recommends it for surviving the evening “Witching Hours” and the suggestion came up a few times during our #ProNursing Twitter Party.  We think suggestions with specific “how to” information are always appreciated and were happy to find…